Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Police develop composite sketch for suspect in April 30 homicide

At about 12:26 a.m. April 30, an intruder entered the apartment of 23-year-old Bernard M. Jackson (not to be confused with the suspect of the same name in a series of cold-case rapes), struggled with him, and shot him. Jackson died. The suspect fled on foot east from Jackson's home in the Bridgeport Apartments, 8502 E. 108th St., and police are trying to identify and locate him.

Working with witnesses and a forensic sketch artist, police have developed a composite sketch of the suspect in this homicide. He is described as a black male who is thin and tall - about 6 feet 1 inch to 6 feet 4 inches - and possibly in his early 20s.

Disclaimer: A composite is not a portrait of one person, but a grouping of characteristics to put people into a category that narrows the search and eliminates other groups. It is intended to place the focus on a smaller grouping of individuals.